Women’s History Lecture Series: Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart: Charting a Course Toward Fame, Feminism, and Fulfillment
Professor Jill Zahniser presents a series of women’s history lectures.
When former St. Paul resident Amelia Earhart accepted the challenge of becoming the first woman to fly the Atlantic, she also took on the burden and opportunities of her celebrity. Learn about Earhart’s forgotten feminist advocacy, the ups and downs of her stardom, and how she navigated the hazards of the skies and the earth below.
Jill Zahniser is an independent scholar who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. Dr. Zahniser is the co-author of the book, Alice Paul: Claiming Power, and also authored the And Then She Said series of quotations by women. She sits on the steering committee planning the nationwide 2020 commemoration of women winning the vote. She resides on the West Side of Saint Paul.